Monday, December 2, 2013

Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge: Best New Year

Good morning!  We're back to work after the long, enjoyable holiday weekend and you know what that means?  Christmas preparations are in full gear now...I spent most of Sunday and part of Saturday after we got home putting up Christmas decorations, but thankfully it's all done and I love all the lights and decorations.  I was so excited to get a few minutes to play in the studio and loved this weeks Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge and knew the perfect set to take center stage on this card, Best New Year.  The cardbase is Smoky Slate and I added a piece of Island Indigo cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder.

Next I added a piece of Winter Frost Speciality Designer Series Paper, and punched one of the corners with the corner rounder punch on the Envelope Punch Board.  I also added a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper for some extra sparkle.  The greeting is from the Best New Year stamp set and I inked the stamp up with Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, and Coastal Cabana Stampin' Write Markers (I used the Envelope Punch Board to round one of the corners on this layer as well).  I used dimensionals to attach the greeting to the card front.
I don't normally send out New Year's cards since it's so close to Christmas but this set is so fun and I love the fonts and design so I had to give it a try.  What holiday projects are you working on right now?  My to do list is getting longer and longer by the minute,  the next three weeks are definitely going to be fun and keep me going.
Enjoy and have a great day,

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  1. What a fantastic way to use this stamp! LOVE how you inked it up! And that bit of silver glimmer paper is perfect! Love it!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Best New Year was a perfect stamp for this sketch, great job! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Great job on the multi-colored sentiment layer! So glad you joined us at Create with Connie & Mary!

    1. Thanks Debbie! The coloring on rubber was one of the first techniques I learned and it's still one of my favorites.

  4. did an absolutely FANTASTIC job on coloring that is just FABULOUS!!! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  5. Oh that image is PERFECT for this sketch! Love the colors on it...great job! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!


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